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Welcome to the Biology Department

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Welcome to the Biology Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Graduate students can enroll in both MSc and PhD programs and study with faculty in Biology and those affiliated with other Faculty of Science units at Memorial University. Our department offers several undergraduate programs including an Honours program and field courses. 

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Can blueberry extract prevent Parkinson's?

Photo Credit: Todd Boland

Can blueberry extract prevent or reduce the effects of Parkinson’s? That’s what researchers at Memorial University are trying to figure out.

A new paper by David Lipsett and Dr. Brian Staveley of the Department of Biology suggests that a diet supplemented with blueberry extract may indeed have a positive impact on a fruit fly model of Parkinson Disease.


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Memorial representatives to advise government on wilderness and ecological reserves

Memorial University is heavily represented on the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Ecological Reserves Advisory Committee.

Minister Joan Shea, Environment and Conservation, recently announced the appointment of 11 individuals, a number of whom have direct ties to Memorial.